BMKG Warns of Threat of Catastrophe Spying on Indonesia Gold 2045 News – 45 minutes ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) warns that there are threats that could befall Indonesia when it enters the golden period in 2045-2050.

Not only that, at the same time, the food crisis is also lurking in almost all countries in the world. This was conveyed by the Head of BMKG, Dwikorita Karnawati, citing projections from the world food and agriculture organization, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). If that happens, he added, around 500 million small-scale farmers who produce 80% of the world’s food sources will be the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Based on data from the world meteorological agency, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which was collected from observations in 193 countries, said Dwikorita, BMKG projects that in the next few years there will be water hotspots or drought areas in various countries.

“This means that many places will experience drought, both in developed and developing countries, in America, Africa and other countries alike,” he said in a statement on the official BMKG website, quoted on Wednesday (18/10/2023).

He explained global map analysis data which showed that the average discharge of river water in 2022 which was categorized as normal was only 38%.

Meanwhile, many river water discharges that flow out to the sea are at levels below normal or far below normal, which means the area is experiencing drought.

“In other areas of the world, there are river water discharges that exceed normal or have a surplus and flooding is occurring. This condition is proof of how climate change is occurring in all countries of the world and the results will get worse if joint mitigation efforts are not carried out,” he said.

“Currently, Indonesia has not been detected as experiencing a water hotspot, but that does not mean that droughts do not occur on a local scale. So, if we are careless and fail to mitigate it, it is projected that in 2045-2050, when Indonesia enters its golden age, there will be climate change and experience a food crisis ,” said Dwikorita.

He added that climate change would disrupt a country’s economy. Where, he said, citing WMO data, developed countries can experience 60% of weather-related economic losses but generally only 0.1% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

“However, in developing countries, 7% of disasters cause losses of 5-30% of GDP. Worst of all, in small island countries, 20% of disasters cause losses of up to 5% of GDP and in some cases can exceed 100%,” he said. .

He hopes that the data and information currently exposed will not only be translated into policy, but also understanding for all Indonesian people and even the world.

“This is a matter of humanity, the safety of the earth, even civilization. This concerns various countries, community groups and even various tribes, so it must collaborate,” said Dwikorita.

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Originally posted 2023-10-18 12:40:00.